Everything I dreamed it would be...and more. October 20, 2016

By (Webster University) - abroad from 08/22/2016 to 10/14/2016 with

Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I met the most amazing staff of people that I wish I could pack in my suitcase for the entire year.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

the staff and classes were great overall, but as the first global students at this campus, we lacked major resources like a functioning library for us to study at and have access to public computers, printers, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dina is the absolute BEST.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was pleasantly surprised with our housing. It was comfortable, relatively clean and great location (both good and bad: near everything, but also noisy from nearby bars).

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

We were warned of pick-pocketers but none of us personally experienced any negative situations regarding them.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Athens is relatively affordable.

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? only take out your budgeted weekly amount to keep you from spending excess cash on things you don't need. (ex. shopping).

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The location
  • Professor Nomikos
  • Dina Skias
* What could be improved?
  • Student resources
  • Wi-fi
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That I didn't need to pack half the things I brought with me.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!